Biography of Marie Curie as Graphic Novel

In summary, this comic book is a biographical comic book about Marie Curie. It has ads and is not good.
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Just stumbled over this one:

https://readcomiconline.li/Comic/Marie-Curie-A-Quest-For-Light

I know I'm one out of around only ~7 people who can stomach the amount of ads on these sites. It helps to set it to "low quality" and "show all pages" though.

Anyway, the thing *can* be bought the old fashioned way.
 
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You are right about the popups. And they a definitely not PG-rating.
 
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I also note that the novel summary apparently has never heard of Linus Pauling (nor apparently John Bardeen and several others). Bad history is worse than no history.
 
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hutchphd said:
I also note that the novel summary apparently has never heard of Linus Pauling (nor apparently John Bardeen and several others). Bad history is worse than no history.

Don't let the phrase "grahpic novel" fool you. It *is* still a comic, not a history book.
 
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It purports to be a biography. Standards are not medium dependent.
 
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sbrothy said:
If it is that bad, I wonder why it was endorsed and authorized by the Curie Estate...?

Summary:

Marie Curie's exceptional life and groundbreaking research changed the world, expanding scientific understanding and creating new opportunities for women, as explored in this lavishly illustrated graphic biography endorsed by the Curie Estate.

Curie's unique drive-against all odds-to understand Nature's ways and laws led to groundbreaking discoveries, which revolutionized medical theory and practice. She was the first female Nobel Prize winner and, to date, the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two categories; first physics and later in chemistry.

Authorized by the Curie Estate, Marie Curie: A Quest For Light presents a special collaboration between author Frances Andreasen sterfelt, the internationally acclaimed Danish astrophysicist Anja Cetti Andersen, and features delightful illustration by artist Anna Blaszczyk. Together they have made Curie's fascinating story accessible to young readers.
 
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I'm not really sure how bad it is. I saw it and posted it here.

After having read some of it though I suspect that in these stories - and especially those that revolves around women - they have a tendency to focus on the personal aspects of their lifes.

Which, considering how she and her husband died, after literally having shovelled tons of radioactive sh.t, is an outright insult to a remarkable woman"s intellect, passion, drive and commitment.

I'm used to a higher standard from the comics I read, especially the crime/scifi ones. Some good biographies can be found though. Give me a sec....
 
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https://readcomiconline.li/Comic/Meyer

Not really a biography as such. If so it's certainly heavily fictionalized. But the guy was real and he certainly knew som really really nasty people.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meyer_Lansky

Again, I'm really sorry about the ads. I guess you really have ro be a geek to live with them.

But seriously, just ask your local library to order them home. Comics is a unique medium. It can do something neither novels nor films can.
 
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sbrothy said:
https://readcomiconline.li/Comic/Meyer

Not really a biography as such. If so it's certainly heavily fictionalized. But the guy was real and he certainly knew som really really nasty people.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meyer_Lansky

Again, I'm really sorry about the ads. I guess you really have ro be a geek to live with them.

But seriously, just ask your local library to order them home. Comics is a unique medium. It can do something neither novels nor films can.
Ofcourse I have a long reading list of comics I consider essential to any scifi fan. Some of which are so weird that when I finished one in the morning *having forgotten everything else) I had a feeling all day like I woke up with a really nasty nightmare.

It was so disturbed.
 
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Now please don't slaughter me outright. I haven't read most of these myself yet so I can attest to neither quality nor truthfulness.

Some of them certainly went on my reading list at "near-relativistic" speeds (especially Feynman!) But If they mess up either Feyman's or Philip K. Dick's legacy I'm gonna be truly incandescent and I'll not mention comics again on this site for a long long time.

Also be aware that some of them, like the Mozart one, is also aimed at children. They're all a mix of genres, but they all purport (nods @hutchphd) to be biographies nonetheless (with a few "slice-of-life" ones thrown in. Especially the last ones.

Feynman

Philip K. Dick - A Comics Biography

Leonardo Da Vinci - The Renaissance of the World


Satre

Young Mozart

Voodoo Child - The Illustrated Legend of Jimi Hendrix (1995)Hendrix - Electric Requiem (2022)Jeffery [sic!] Dahmer - An Unauthorized Biography of a Serial Killer

(Either they dont know how to spell his name, which I guess is a bad sign indeed, or they know something we dont. I included it for the heck of it.)This one I have read:

Kobane Calling - Greetings from Northern Syria

and it's a.... well it's weird, but worth reading.

Also everything by Guy Delisle who chronicles his experiences in the most war torn cities in the world. He is employed in administration by Medicine Sans Frontiers where his wife is a doctor

It's probably a pretty mixed bag of nuts.
 
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sbrothy said:
Now please don't slaughter me outright. I haven't read most of these myself yet so I can attest to neither quality nor truthfulness.

Some of them certainly went on my reading list at "near-relativistic" speeds (especially Feynman!) But If they mess up either Feyman's or Philip K. Dick's legacy I'm gonna be truly incandescent and I'll not mention comics again on this site for a long long time.

Also be aware that some of them, like the Mozart one, is also aimed at children. They're all a mix of genres, but they all purport (nods @hutchphd) to be biographies nonetheless (with a few "slice-of-life" ones thrown in. Especially the last ones.

Feynman

Philip K. Dick - A Comics Biography
Leonardo Da Vinci - The Renaissance of the World

Satre

Young Mozart

Voodoo Child - The Illustrated Legend of Jimi Hendrix (1995)Hendrix - Electric Requiem (2022)Jeffery [sic!] Dahmer - An Unauthorized Biography of a Serial Killer

(Either they dont know how to spell his name, which I guess is a bad sign indeed, or they know something we dont. I included it for the heck of it.)This one I have read:

Kobane Calling - Greetings from Northern Syria

and it's a.... well it's weird, but worth reading.

Also everything by Guy Delisle who chronicles his experiences in the most war torn cities in the world. He is employed in administration by Medicine Sans Frontiers where his wife is a doctor

It's probably a pretty mixed bag of nuts.
EDIT: Just for the record I'm not affiliated with the site I link to. There are several others out there where you can read them for free. Unfortunately with just as many ads.
 
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As long as it doesn't come out in Manga...

-Dan
 
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Japan. Outright perverse manga-culture.... A country where's it's socially acceptable reading tentacle- or intestinal "homosexual" "porn" on your commute.

What's even more difficult to understand is that some people actually seem to enjoy it. I'll never understand it.

It's like stopping to stare at a car-accident or something. Words fail me.EDIT: Had to add some "s
 
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Tellingly, most - if not all - of the emotional frowns in anime symbolize embarrassment of some kind.
 
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Guess what I found at my local library today:

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In Danish unfortunately, but still.

Also, it seems that I owe my library ~$200,- for a 2 year old failed return, which probably goes a long way to explain why my suggestions got the cold shoulder. (Even though my aim wasn't to loan them but merely make them accessible to other library patrons. :D )

Heh.
 

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